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By Tim Clark and Mark Cunningham

Unitasker Wednesday: Puppy Tweets

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! I don’t usually consider novelty items for unitasker selections. However, when novelties fail at being novel, I can’t pass up on such easy targets. This week, I present to you Puppy Tweets: What is a Puppy Tweets?

How To Deal With Criticism

Working in the creative field means you are an open target for criticism. Someone doesn’t like your photography work, they think you’re a bad writer, or your prices are unfair.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Marriage Advice Edition

If I had to give someone advice on how to keep a marriage in good shape, here’s what it would be. Every day, do two things. One, tell your spouse that you love them and tell them something specific about them that you love. Two, spend half an hour doing something that helps them in some way and expect no compliments or comment from it – do it just because you care about that person.

5 Ways to Spread the Freelance Love

Valentine’s Day is probably not a holiday that brings your fellow freelancers to mind. You may have made a point to recognize your clients during the December holiday season, so why not make February the time to applaud your fellow independents?

Is Retirement Just Too Dang Risky?

This is a post from staff writer Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the adviser for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks. I’ve been saving for retirement since my mid-20s, and I write a retirement-planning newsletter every month.

Rover/Poang Chair

Materials: Leather Rover car seat and Ikea Poang chair frame Description: I was inspired by Ron Arad’s 1981 Rover chair, which utilised a leather Rover car seat with galvanised steel scaffolding poles for the legs and arm rests. My Ikea Hack follows the same theme utilising a black leather Rover car seat and an Ikea Poang chair frame for the legs and arm rests.

How to Use Diet and Exercise to Naturally Treat Your Depression

Let’s face it. Depression is daunting, but so are some of its treatments. SSRIs, MAOIs, TCAs, SNRIs, nerve or magnetic stimulation, seizure therapy, and even neurosurgery are available to battle depression.

The Importance of Roughhousing With Your Kids

Roughhousing. Horseplay. Wrastling. Whatever you call it, it’s one of the best things about being a dad. I love chasing my one-year-old son, Gus, around the house or pretending that the living room is a lucha libre ring and wrestling with him.

Faktum/Nexus "String" Kitchen

Materials: Faktum/Nexus Kitchen Description: I built a nice 'String' kitchen using Ikea Faktum kitchen cabinets with Nexus brown doors/fronts/cover panels and "String" side panels. "String-shelf" is a Swedish popular shelf from the 1950s...

Fancied Up Helmer

Materials: Helmer, Six Drawer Pulls, Fine Tip Black Marker, Hammer, Awl, Philips Head Screwdriver, Safety Goggles, Gloves, Shoes, Drill, Soft Cloth Description: I love the Helmer but didn't know what to do with the label slots. My handwriting is not that good and there's really just random stuff in the drawers anyway. I tried fancy paper but didn't like it.

Practice Good Gas Conservation Habits (37/365)

One of the fun things about my wife’s car is that it has a constant readout of the miles per gallon on the dashboard. It lets you know what your miles per gallon over the last five minutes is, the mpg of your entire trip, as well as your estimated miles per gallon right at that moment. The data it produces is really accurate.

Good Life Project Goes Live: This. Changes. Everything.

For nearly a decade, I’ve had a vision to build a single venture devoted to equipping a new generation of entrepreneurs and world-changers with the knowledge, tools, mindset and support needed to do amazing things in business and life. Today, that vision becomes reality with the launch of Good Life Project™ (GLP) and GoodLifeProject.com. So, what is it? GLP is a movement.

Expedits to the ceiling

Materials: Four Expedit 4x4, some inserts, and a father-in-law Description: In our new house we wanted a big bookcase up to the ceiling. We figured we could fit 7 Expedit-size compartments (height). My father-in-law (Bas) was confident he could knock out 1 row of compartments to build our custom wall of Expedits. And so he did.

Headboard secret hole

Materials: BRIMNES headboard, hinges, saw, screwdriver Description: We had a little bedroom, with no space for nightstands. So we chose to buy a BRIMNES headboard to put the lamps and other stuff. The problem was that we put the headboard next to the wall, so we lost the lateral storage of one side. We cut the top part and joined it with hinges, so there was access to the shelf space.

My best BESTA-bookshelf

Materials: BESTA shelves, TOMBO doors, INREDA extra inserts, aluminium angles, screws, screwdriver, drill, pencil, ruler, spirit level, black paint, brush, wallpaper, wallpaper paste, roller, knife, something for roughening (sharp knife) Description: We used: 1 BESTA shelf unit 120/40/192, 1 BESTA shelf unit 120/40/38, 1 BESTA shelf unit 60/40/128, 3 TOMBO glass doors 60/64, 3 INREDA extra inse